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KRISTINE YOUNG IS NAMED ACTING ASSOCIATE PROVOST

Kristine Young has agreed to serve as acting associate provost for international programs, effective immediately.

M. Duane Nellis, provost and senior vice president, said an accelerated internal search has begun to fill the post on an interim basis until a national search can be completed.

"I am putting together a search committee to select an interim associate provost for international programs and hope to have that committee in place soon," Nellis said.

Young joined K-State in January 2007 as administrative director of the office of international programs. She earned a bachelor’s degree from K-State, a master’s from Ottawa University in Overland Park, and a doctorate from Spalding University, Louisville, Ky.

CABLE WINS FULBRIGHT

Ted T. Cable, a professor of park management and conservation, has been selected for a Fulbright senior specialists project at the University of Bamako in Mali.

Cable will spend May training students, tour guides and Peace Corps volunteers in ecotourism and heritage tourism.

"As in many poor countries, tourism is seen as a means of economic development in Mali," Cable said. "The country is home to several fascinating heritage tourism sites, including the ancient city of Timbuktu and the Dogon Country, where villages are built into the sides of cliffs."

The program, which complements the traditional Fulbright scholars program, sends U.S. faculty and professionals abroad for two to six weeks to support curricular and faculty development and institutional planning at postsecondary institutions.

 

NOTEWORTHY

 

Bimal PaulBimal Paul, geography, published "Economics: Industrial Labor - North America," in the Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Culture, 181-182. Leiden, the Netherlands: Brill Academic Publishers, 2007.

Chuck RiceChuck Rice, agronomy, was elected as a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s electorate nominating committee of the section on agriculture, food and renewable resources. His term will begin Feb. 19 and will run through Feb. 21, 2011.

More Noteworthy

 

On Campus - February

 

Feb. 14
A century of writing
K-State Libraries is hosting an opening and reception for “K-State Faculty Writes: Books, 1863-1963,” from 3:30-5 p.m., fifth floor, Hale Library Gallery. The exhibit runs through May 30.

Feb. 18
Eisenhower Lecture
Christopher Browning, an authority on Nazi Germany and the Holocaust, will speak on “Remembering Survival: The Starachowice Factory Slave Labor Camps,” at 7 p.m., Forum Hall, K-State Student Union.

Feb. 19
Black History
Month discussion
“Nigger: The History of Hate,” will be at 7 p.m., K-State Student Union, Room 212. This is a discussion of a word that epitomizes hatred and oppression.

Feb. 20
Comedy tonight
“Platanos and Collard Greens: Black and Latino Theatrical Production,” will be at 7 p.m., Forum Hall, K-State Student Union. Feb. 21
Julian Bond to speak
Julian Bond, NAACP chairman, will speak on “Civil Rights: In the Day, Today, and Tomorrow,” at 7 p.m., Alumni Center Ballroom.

Feb. 23
‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’
The Tennessee Williams play will be at 7:30 p.m., McCain Auditorium. For tickets call 532-6428.

Feb. 25
Employee orientation
The programs will be from 8:30-10:30 a.m. for classified staff and 9:30-11:30 a.m. for unclassified staff and faculty, Room 103, Edwards Hall.

Feb. 26
Soul Cafe
This jazz café setting will offer live performances and poetry, 7 p.m., K-State Student Union Courtyard.

Ongoing
History of
K-State Ebony Theater
The exhibit features photographs and artifacts from the group’s dramatic productions at K-State. It is open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. through Feb. 15, Kemper Art Gallery, K-State Student Union.

Body jewelery at the Beach
“Sculpture Transformed: The Work of Marjorie Schick,” a professor of art at Pittsburg State University, runs through March 16 at the Beach Museum of Art.

Rebuilding Greensburg
“Greensburg Envisioned: Concepts from K-State Design Students,” will be open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays through March 7, Chang Gallery, Seaton Hall.

 

A mutually beneficial partnership

K-State and Fort Riley will strengthen their commitments to assisting soldiers and their families by creating a Cooperative Extension program tailored to the needs of military personnel. Read more

 

A brighter future for Kansas

AMI is part of K-State's College of Engineering and is a Kansas Technology Enterprise Corporation Center of Excellence. It helps companies, entrepreneurs and university researchers develop products and processes and launch them into the marketplace. Student interns from many of K-State's colleges work and learn alongside institute staff. Read more

 

UP CLOSE

 

For the love of rock 'n' roll

On the few occasions he’s frequented bars in Aggieville, Robert Stokes is always pleased to find that many of the songs he loved in his youth live on in the jukeboxes that cater to a younger crowd. Read more

 

PLAUDITS

 

HOUSING AND DINING SERVICES RECOGNIZES LONGTIME EMPLOYEES

Housing and Dining Services recently recognized employees for outstanding service.

Recognized for service were: Marcella Boyd of Derby Dining Center, five years of service; Lauren Haun of Kramer Dining Center, five years of service; Hea Markham of Kramer Dining Center, 10 years of service; Jin Ok Zentz of Derby Dining Center, 15 years of service; Linda Lewellen, Todd Perkins and Mary Posch, all of Derby Dining Center, all 20 years of service; Deborah Davis of Derby Dining Center, 25 years of service; Duane Hale of Derby Dining Center, 35 years of service; Patricia Peterson, retiree, 27 years of service; and Clara Myers, retiree, 17 years of service.

Those recognized for attendance awards were: Clara Myers and Sharon Remmert, both for perfect attendance. Barb Leonard and Chris Wenger received honorable mentions for attendance.

FORESTRY PROFESSOR ELEVATED TO FELLOW

Wayne A. Geyer, professor of forest science, was recently recognized for his outstanding service to the American forestry profession and was awarded Fellow status in the Society of American Foresters. This award is reserved for the top 3 percent of the 15,000 members in the profession. Geyer has been a faculty member in the College of Agriculture since 1966.

BAILEY HONORED FOR WORK WITH DISABLED CHILDREN

Sally Bailey, associate professor of theater, has been named the 2007 Kansas Educator of the Year in Arts and Disabilities by Accessible Arts Inc.

Selection is based on length and extent of commitment to arts opportunities for children with disabilities, contribution to integrating arts into basic education of children with disabilities, demonstration of innovative teaching strategies, involvement and leadership in the community working directly with children with disabilities, and advocacy and program development.

HILLARD EARNS AWARD FOR ARTICLE ON RILKE

Derek Hillard, assistant of professor of German in the department of modern languages, has won the German Academic Exchange Service Article Prize of the German Studies Association.

The award is given to the author of the best article in the fields of German language and literature, cultural studies and humanities to be published in German Studies Review, an international journal, during the past two years. The prize carries an award of $500 and will be presented to Hillard by the director of the German Academic Exchange Service at this year’s German Studies Association conference.

The article, "Rilke and Historical Discourse or the ‘Histories’ of ‘Malte Laurids Brigge,’ " centered on Rainer Maria Rilke’s only novel, "The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge."

POINTS OF PRIDE

Advanced Manufacturing Institute honored

The Advanced Manufacturing Institute at K-State has been honored by the American Advertising Federation with a gold Addy award for best direct mail campaign.

The award-winning "Dream Team" campaign emphasized the institute’s ability to develop an idea and take it to market with its highly qualified engineering and business staff. The campaign featured nontraditional pieces, including player’s cards, which resembled baseball cards featuring the institute’s project managers; perforated ticket stubs offering the institute’s services; and a foam fan finger to make the campaign’s message memorable.

 

 

OH, BY THE WAY

 

ROTARY INVITES APPLICATIONS FOR TEACHING GRANT

In September, District 5710 of Rotary International will award one Rotary Grant for University Teachers.

This grant of approximately $12,500 will fund three to five months of teaching and service in a low-income country during the 2009-2010 fiscal year. Applicants must be active or retired faculty who have held a full-time college/university teaching appointment for three or more years.

Information about the program is available on the Rotary Website, http://www.rotary.org/en/StudentsAndYouth/EducationalPrograms/
RotaryGrantsForUniversityTeachers/Pages/ridefault.aspx

FACULTY FELLOWSHIPS AVAILABLE

The office of the provost is sponsoring several funding and award opportunities.
The Big 12 faculty fellowship award has two categories in which a faculty member may apply: a regular fellowship and a mentoring fellowship.

Each provides up to $2,500 for expenses related to a visit by a faculty member to another Big 12 school. Information about eligibility, the evaluation criteria and the application form are available at http://www.ksu.edu/provost/academic/big12/big12guide.htm

The second fellowship is the mentoring award for women and minorities in the sciences and engineering.

Eligible faculty members are tenure-track women and minority faculty members in the basic sciences, applied sciences and engineering disciplines who have not received significant external funding. Application requirements and selection criteria may be found at http://www.ksu.edu/provost/academic/mentor.htm

The final award is the second annual award for excellence in faculty mentoring of undergraduate students in research. The award is given to a faculty member at the rank of assistant, associate or full professor and is based upon mentoring that occurred in the previous academic year. The award is $2,500. Eligible faculty may be nominated by faculty, students, staff or administrators. The deadline for nominations is Feb. 28. Applications are available at http://www.k-state.edu/provost/academics/awards

 

OPPORTUNITIES

CLASSIFIED

• A recording of classified job opportunities is available 24 hours a day on the Employment Information Line, 785-532-6271.

• A list of employment opportunities is posted at www.k-state.edu/hr/

• For additional information, call 785-532-6277 or come to the Division of Human Resources in 103 Edwards Hall. Applications are accepted 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. weekdays.

UNCLASSIFIED

• A complete listing of vacancies can be seen at www.k-state.edu/affact/

• For additional information, call the office of affirmative action at 785-532-6220 or come by 214 Anderson Hall.